New Release: Ezra Furman-‘Big Fugitive Life’ EP


Catharsis,transience and hope seem to fuel Ezra Furman’s new EP Big Fugitive Life , out on Bella Union in August.The new follow-up to his most successful album yet, Perpetual Motion People, shows the contradictions in his music; the light and shade. As Furman explains: “The first three songs are our vision of rock and roll. A madness that overtakes your mind and body.It’s wanting to go somewhere you’ve never been, knowing you’re on your way.The second side is acoustic guitar as open wound, a troubled mind on display. Emotional in a different way, tender like a bruise…

It includes The Refugee, my first song entirely concerned with my Jewish background and present, a song dedicated to my grandfather who fled the Nazis, as well as to all of the refugees desperate for a home today.”


Photo: Phil Sharp

He goes on to make a timely dedication :”We dedicate the record to refugees of all kinds, all over the world. May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and may those with power welcome them as fellow citizens of humanity.”

(Lorna Irvine)

Track listing:

1 Teddy I’m Ready

2 Halley’s Comet

3 Little Piece of Trash

4 Penetrate

5 Splash of Light

6 The Refugee




Big Fugitive Life is out on Bella Union on August 19th.The international tour continues throughout Summer and Autumn, including dates with Bob Mould, Bloc Party and Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon.


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